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First NUI Galway Students graduate from Innovative Industry Software Development Programme

Course Director, Dr Enda Howley said “we are seeing huge benefits of closer collaboration between academics and industry and we are fortunate now that these students are able to reap the rewards of this new programme. The first year of the programme has exceeded all expectations and we look forward to working with many more talented students over the coming years and engaging with more new companies interested in developing their long-term supply chain of talent”

The ICT Skills scheme was devised by the Higher Education Authority to fund the university fees of suitable graduates from areas such as engineering and science for reskilling to meet the skills shortage in the software development industry. NUI Galway has developed the Higher Diploma programme with a view to selecting highly performing graduates from areas such as Engineering or Science and pairing them for re-training and internships with suitable industry partners.

Photographed with some of the graduates are Dr Jim Duggan, Dr Enda Howley, Dr Jim Browne, Prof Nollaig Mac Congáil and Prof Gerard Lyons.

News last updated : Tuesday 17th December 2013